Very excited to have posted below the Top 10 positioned
songs in the 2017 Australian Songwriting Contest!



Title Songwriters State
1 Rain Melvyn Moll NSW
2 Windale Lloyd Back QLD
3 The Green And Gold Davies-Splitter/Splitter VIC
4 A Thousand Different Pictures Sharon Heaslip QLD
5 Smell Of Rain Chris Fisher NSW
6 Memoirs Of Vietnam Carmelo Cacciola QLD
7 Australian Dream Tony Stephens/Andy Court WA
8 The Cattlemen Of The Lighthorse Maria Harkins VIC
9 Every Man’s Lament Eleanor Tucker TAS
10 Burrumbuttock Hay Runners Brendan Smoother NSW
10 Only A Boy Donna Dyson/Damien Leith QLD


Title Songwriters State
1 Broken Jason Greeenwood VIC
2 Sigh Hannah May Bartle/Matt Boden TAS
3 The First And The Last Time Abbey Slattery VIC
4 Malala Tony King NSW
5 Dancin’ With The Bottle Kristy James NSW
5 Superman Alex Tobin NSW
7 I Feel Connected Dexter Moore NSW
8 One Love, Many Names Brian Ward VIC
9 Coffee And Trains Frank Dixon VIC
10 Secret Love Vince Dale NSW
10 Slow Phil Riggio VIC

Contemporary Pop Dance

Title Songwriters State
1 The  Battle Inside (Fight) Tyller Fischer VIC
1 Santa, I Can Explain Steve Montgomery NSW
3 Fight From The Inside Andrew Bertoia NSW
4 Reset Robert Bostock/Rachael Bostock QLD
5 Paloma Rush-Drive (Rush Hour Remix) Catherine Duc/Paloma Ramos/Lars Deutsch VIC
6 Real Eleanor Wilcher ACT
7 Utopia Donna Dyson/Tyrone Noonan QLD
8 Deep Down Anirban Banerjee ACT
9 Falling Back Frank Dixon VIC
10 The Moment Abbey Gardner NSW
10 Time Won’t Let Me Go Greg Tomkins SA


Title Songwriters State
1 Kid From The Country At Heart Chris Murphy WA
1 Take Me Down Kristy James NSW
3 Not Counting The Days Go By Scott Douglas/Emily Joy QLD
4 Road To Nowhere Anthony Quinsee QLD
5 Pay It Forward Emma Dykes/Drew McAlister NSW
6 I Wrote This One For You Becci Nethery QLD
7 Shine On Me Sophia Chesworth NSW
8 Slow Me Down Kylie Ryan NSW
9 Tell Me When John Williams NSW
10 Grandma Days Spencer Kelly WA

Folk Acoustic

Title Songwriters State
1 The First And The Last Time Abbey Slattery VIC
2 Something I Know Anirban Banerjee ACT
3 Legacy Miriam Lieberman NSW
4 Moving Breeze Dexter Moore NSW
5 Jericho Rose Catherine Dobson VIC
6 Beer And Wine Daniel Maguire ACT
7 Hooks Anna Wright VIC
8 Close Behind Dave Power QLD
9 Dad Joke Blues Hugh Brown QLD
10 Snowflake Katie Hardyman NSW


Title Songwriters State
1 Waltz Ala Bra Calvin Welch/Robert Shannon/Veren Grigorov/Thomas Wade NSW
2 Mess About John Delaney NSW
3 Lilly Pilly Rag Tom Anderson NSW
4 Big Bamboo Calvin Welch/Robert Shannon/Veren Grigorov/Thomas Wade NSW
5 Top Tapper Philip Gardner VIC
6 Ya Dig Jared Gibson VIC
7 L’automne Prelude Ray Tresider VIC
8 Rainbow Warrior Dexter Moore NSW
9 Reminisce Revelution Joel Baligod SA
10 Day Trip To Lamma Steve Montgomery NSW


Title Songwriters Country
1 Deep Down Anirban Banerjee AUS
2 U So Mean Nothing 2 Me DebraGussin/Ryan Martinez/Mike Westbrock USA
3 Little Things John Blok/Mike Lusk AUS
3 The Best That I Can’t Do Rolf Schnyder/Ryan Martinez/Mike Westbrock CH
5 Nothing Town Michael McGee/Angel Pontier/Natalia Vercesi Kraft USA
6 Type One Civilisation Dexter Moore AUS
7 Just Down The Hall Lola Brinton/Kevin Bennett AUS
8 The Lie Michael McGee/Rolf Schnyder USA
9 My Stupidity Lola Brinton/Kerrie Garside AUS
10 Coal Dust Nitanee Paris Lawson/Jean Pierre Williams/Clarence Ellwood Lawson USA
10 Rolling Over Anirban Banerjee AUS


Title Songwriters State
1 JacK Keagan’s Pub Steve Montgomery/Tony Montgomery/Tim Montgomery/Joan Montgomery/Mike Montgomery/Colin Roberts NSW
2 Old Musos Cill Van Der Velden NSW
3 A Break In The Clouds Catherine Dobson VIC
4 Cayo Santa Maria Steve Montgomery NSW
5 The Ballad Of Black Caviar Carmelo Cacciola QLD
6 You’re Not Puttin’ Me In A Home Robert McIntosh NSW
7 Over There And Back (Billy’s War) Steve Montgomery/Tony Montgomery NSW
8 Sitting On The Fence Lola Brinton/Lachlan Bryan NSW
9 Am I Dead Yet Jim Fahey QLD
10 Ballad Of A Desperate Man (Action Star) Adrian Strickland QLD
10 The Damaged Soldier Cill Van Der Velden NSW


Title Songwriters State
1 Before Long Faye Trebilceaux QLD
2 Last Time Matt Allen/Josh Dyson WA
3 What You’ve Done Anirban BanerJee ACT
4 Free And Fearless Samantha Mooney QLD
5 Ride Ron Day/Ted Bazarnik USA
6 Let Me Introduce Myself Kristy James NSW
7 Just Keep Dancing Daniel Maguire ACT
8 Don’t Say It (If You Don’t Mean It) Renee Jonas NSW
9 Something I Know Anirban BanerJee ACT
10 Something’s Changed Skii Harvey NSW

Rock Indie

Title Songwriters State
1 Broken Tiffany Gow NSW
2 Resistor Stacie Richardson/Mark Annesley NSW
3 Rollin’ My Blues Away Jacques Gentil VIC
4 Masterpiece Steve Wade/James Franklin VIC
5 Take Me Back Paula Punch NSW
6 How Many Times John Breen QLD
7 Runaway Georgia Knight QLD
8 Waiting Alex Tobin NSW
9 One Fine Boy Lucas Piekarski/The Jagged Edge VIC
10 Ring The Bell Hannah Bell TAS
10 Silhouette Tony King NSW

Songs For Children

Title Songwriters State
1 Busy Issy Says Stephen Kiely/Roxanne Kiely NSW
2 Doodlebug Anna van Riel NZ
3 Moonlight  Masquerade Olivia Corish/Andrea Corish NSW
4 The Platypus Plunge David Cronin SA
5 A Lean, Mean, Seldom Seen, Dino-Munching Submarine Michael Mills SA
6 How Many Homes Cath Russell VIC
7 Good Morning, Good Morning Michael Mills SA
8 Funkey Monkey Phil Splitter/Davies-Splitter VIC
9 The Sing-A-Long Song Stephen Kiely/Roxanne Kiely NSW
10 Everybody Stomp, Stomp, Stomp Michael Mills SA
10 I Love Reading Dez Staunton/Vanessa Staunton QLD

Spiritual Category 

Title Songwriters State
1 Free At Last Jacques Gentil VIC
2 The Touch Of Your Wings Samantha Mooney QLD
3 Till My Love Is Gone Jacques Gentil VIC
4 Tear This Heart Free Keri McInerney QLD
5 That’s How Heaven Works Jacques Gentil/Lloyd Clarke VIC
6 O Lord Take Me There Sharon Heaslip QLD
7 People Need To Know (Acapella) Jacques Gentil VIC
8 Jesus Money David Baird VIC
9 Fetch Me My Comb Tony King NSW
10 Maybe Andrew Cooper/Kylie Kain/Even Whetter/Erica Graff/Mario Marino SA


Title Songwriters State
1 Always Lucy Parle NSW
2 Shine On Me Sofia Chesworth NSW
3 Murder In The Dark Taylor Pfeiffer SA
4 Troubled Victoria Kokkinos VIC
5 Tell Me Why Mi-kaisha MasellaF NSW
6 The Fall Clara Muscat VIC
7 Lash Out Sam Campbell-McCrea NSW
8 Don’t Say You’re Sorry Zoe Tracas VIC
9 Alone Hannah Parrington NSW
10 I Won’t Be Chihana Perera VIC